Calls for papers


International Journal of Services and Standards
International Journal of Services and Standards


Special Issue on: "Energy Hedging and Risk Management"

Guest Editor:
Shuming Bai, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin, USA

In today’s volatile energy market environment where various types of risk exist, it is imperative that producers as well as refiners become more involved in actively managing risks. This special issue aims to publish research papers concerned with the price modelling and risk management of energy companies and industries worldwide. The issue solicits theory-based as well as empirical papers that demonstrate the importance and impact of risk management and enterprise value.

Risk management has become an important component of energy companies’ operation to mitigate the exposure to volatile energy prices. Appropriately constructed and implemented energy risk management policy and programmes can protect companies from volatile energy prices and create incremental enterprise value. The challenge today is to produce energy safely, consume energy efficiently, and service energy with standards. The intent of this call is to disseminate research in energy risk management that is relevant to both theory and practice.

Papers based on empirical studies, case analysis, modelling, simulation, etc. from multiple disciplines that promote the best practices, services and standards are encouraged.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Energy price models
  • Energy derivatives price hedging
  • Dynamic hedging strategies and value in energy sector
  • Comparison of energy risk management and impact across countries
  • Successes and lessons from risk management programmes
  • Modelling and analysis of energy markets
  • Development, implementation and optimisation of dynamic hedging strategies
  • Renewable energy pricing and risks
  • Quality, efficiency and standards of energy services

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission: 1 June, 2014

Notification to authors: 1 July, 2014

Final versions due by: 1 August, 2014